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charter school

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A public school operated independently of the local school board, often with a curriculum and educational philosophy different from the other schools in the system.
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Noun1.charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools
public school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
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14 December 2016 - US-based charter schools capital and facilities financing specialist Charter School Capital's facilities arm, American Education Properties, has acquired five Florida charter school facilities for USD 71.
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A popular form of reinvention is publically-controlled charter schools (Funkhouser, 2000).
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The National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance has launched a new Web site designed to disseminate information and technical assistance to charter leaders.
BOSTON - Advocates for charter schools clashed with teachers and officials from regular public schools at a hearing yesterday on a proposal for the state to undertake a major study of charter school funding controversies.
Surely they will write this off as an aberration rather than a natural outgrowth of forcing students and parents who seek academic excellence to opt out of traditional schools and into private schools if they can afford them, charter schools if they cannot.
The results were part of the 2003 fourth grade National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments with a sample of 150 charter schools and more than 6,700 public noncharter schools.
Their study, sharply critical of North Carolina charter schools, is flawed and fails to "count" what matters most to parents and students.
The Florida legislature approved charter schools in 1996.
Charter schools are public schools that are granted increased autonomy by states in exchange for meeting specified academic goals.
Charter schools are public schools, open to all students, started by outside groups (universities, non-profits, etc.

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